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Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
of like the denmark flex security, the idea that half of america's workers are not eligible for unemployment benefits, given that unemployment is the new normal even before the recession, periods at least is a failure of our policy to update. obviously there's portable retirement security that is going to be happening. >> i want you to respond to this because the historical context is that we had this strange historical contingency arrive, particularly from world war ii and in the '80s has been unraveling ever since, the provision of the things that in other industrialized democracies, the model in which you have a union bargaining with a big capitalist firm and you come to this internal social contract for the employees. right? we work for you and get things like health care and retirement and security and other things. now this relationship of employment is coming tomorrow a start. one of the things that you can do is go to the model that it is a provision of the state and that would lessen the blow to the content jent workers. >> and that would be an outgrowth that the mo
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
, you know, there are not a lot of people killed in schools in america. every time someone is killed in a school in america it is a horrific tragedy, but in terms of what are our social problems, schools themselves as sites of violence are not the thing that we, is not really the problem in terms of what the data is saying. and i felt like it, in focusing on the schools, that was maybe missing the problem. tom? >> i think it is important to realize that self-defense does not begin at the moment of conflict. there's self-defense that the society enables through regulations, through laws that have passed, through norms it tries to establish. and one of the big things that is missing from this debate, we can go back and forth and have a conversation about whether armed security would stop anything from happening, didn't help in columbine, but the bigger question is, we as a society, what does this say when you want to put more guns in your place of education, in your place where you send your 5, 6, 7-year-old children? is that the message, the sort of society that we want to be? or do w
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
and defensiveness about the coal industry on the wane in america. today coal provides a third of the power down from nearly half four years ago. coal-burning power plants are shuting down across the country. there's a war on coal as you may have heard during the campaign, but the aggressors aren't bureaucra bureaucrats but it's natural gas. specifically the technology radically transformed natural gas production something called hydraulic fracturing or fracking. the name is opaque but the goal is simple. tens of thousands of feet below the surface there are deposits of natural gas trapped up within giant rock formations. fracking lets energy companies drill down to release the gas. that process has fundamentally revolutionized america's energy economy in a few years. the average annual price of natural gas is less than half what it was in 2008. large swaths of the united states from colorado to texas to ohio to upup state new york have massive natural gas reserves making them right for fracking. rhetts rebel based on concerns about health and the safety of the process. those battles may decide the c
Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> 1776, the fight was for democracy and taxation. in 1936, that is still a fight. mister justice oliver wendell holmes once said taxes are the prices we pay for our civilized society. one sure way to determine the social conscience of a government is to examine the way taxes are collected and how they are spent. and one sure way to determine the social conscience of an individual is to get his tax reaction. taxes are for all of the dues we pay for the privilege of membership in an organized society. that society becomes more civilized. government, national and state and local is called on to assume more obligations to its citizens. >> that's fdr in october, 1976. he's running for re-election. it's not a lame duck -- that is about his fourth case. it sounds like another planet given the tax politics. in the history you have been studying, is that an
Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
and it was destroying them in rural america. and they backed off of it pretty much entirely and you see it nationally and you see it in president obama's sort of transition here. there's a lot we can do and gun show loophole that we don't expect will be in any way, obstructed by the court. we're not anywhere near going to the limits they've given us. >> and ironically, the fact that the court has affirmed the core right to have a gun in the home for self-protection could make other kinds of gun regulation easier because the argument is, this won't be the first step on the slippery slope to total conmico confiscate this. >> we'll take a break. sults as effective as a $200 system. guaranteed or your money back. olay pro-x. hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me...
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> this senator will not allow that bill to come for a vote. if i have to stay on the floor all night and all day tomorrow and do whatever i have to, i am prepared to do it. >> i thought that i would end this about 8:00, but i'm feeling a little better and i've got great kidneys and i've got some of these loss seng gers here. >> i'll be doggone if i'm going to allow any other legislation go through ♪ ♪ right down on the border the mexico way ♪ >> the new york senator, alphonse demat tow filibuster in 1992 over an extremely obscure provision of tax law that he thought was going to screw over new yorkers. rich, you wanted to reresponsibility quickly before i go to the senator. >> yes. i wanted to say i'm not a professor of constitutional law, but i can read the plain language of section 5 which says that the senate gets to write its own
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. >> dean baker you wanted to respond to dylan. >> we're talking medicare and social security. very different stories. social security has a modest rate of increase projected. made care is different because our health care system is totally broken. we spend more than twice as much per person as people do in other wealthy countries. it's a health care problem. we have to fix our health care system and that's what we should be talking about. queer deluding ourselves talking about medicare and medicaid. >> i think everyone agrees that the medicare projections are not sustainable. that's -- the question is, what is the source of the unsustainability? my feeling is, we just spent
Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
they're going to take their guns away. >> you know, america has a gun issue rate that almost twice the next highest country, number two is yemen. number three is switzerland. switzerland is declining. switzerland mandates that male citizens have that, from well-regulated militia days. yemen is not a place that american policymakers look to emulate in other contexts. i think there are people who say, no, it's not the nra, it's that americans like guns. it's a deep part of our culture. and you people who want to regulate guns, your problem isn't with this industry. your problem is with the american people. your problem is with democracy. your problem is with a population that from the very beginning has had this deep affection, strong connection, culturally to the guns. >> i think if you actually are able to explain to the american people, what am i asking for? anybody that buys a gun, you have to go through a background check. the majority of nra members actually believe that because they know there are honest citizens, most of them are hunters and sportsmen. >> right. right now, we
Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable. why everything always has to wait until the last minute. we're now at the last minute. and the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> this may be why the president also said that if senate leaders can't produce a deal he'll demand a straight up or down vote by the senate on his proposal from a week ago to extend the current rates on income below $250,000 along with unemployment insurance benefits. >> if members of the house or the senate want to vote "no" they can. but we should let everybody vote. that's the way this is supposed to work. if you can get a majority in the house and you can get a majority in the senate we should be able to pass a bill. >> what the president is doing here is daring the republicans to let taxes go up for all americans. this leaves mitch mcconnell in a weird, grey area. he recognizes the gamesmanship and a need to get a deal done and he has a eye on the republi
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
in america. how many have that thrust upon them? they don't grow up with wealth. there are lots of instances where players have been subject to robberies, home invasions. there's a huge gab between this feeling of i have to arm myself and what are the appropriate ways to do that. a lot of team security personnel dissuade the player from owning the guns. if they own guns, the only thing to do is the mind set of a football player who knows about violence and knows about the idea of protecting my house or the quarterback. it bleeds into the personal life. there's definitely a huge culture of gun ownership and also, another thing, you know, there's only four psychiatrists that the league uses or sorry, four team that is have psychologists on staff. the mental health aspect, who is supposed to take care of themselves gets lost in the job the professional athlete is going to go disrupt it. >> there's a whole other question and it came up. i want to get into this about the propriety of discussions like this in the wake of the tragedy. we'll get to that after this. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon
Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get something done in an organized timetable. why everything has to always wait to the last minute. now we are at the last minute. and the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self inflicted wound to our economy. >> this is a tactic that president has used before. to rally the public. it did work before. but this point, we are less than three days out. it's not clear it's having an impact. if we do in fact go over the fiscal cliff, there will be plenty of blame to go around, the poles show that most of the blame will be on republicans. however president obama is the commander in chief, so he will undoubtedly get some of the blame as well. there's a lot of pressure for them to get something done over the next two and a half days. we have already seen the markets impacted, consumer confidence has been down and when you talk to folks, craig, they say, they are frustrated and they are worried about what this will mean for their paychecks. >> kristin welker, thank you. >>> neg
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